There is a lot of support available here on the Costa Blanca if you know where to look, whether it’s regarding an illness, a lost passport or pet, if you are the victim of abuse or need legal help, need advice on dealing with the Spanish bureaucracy or simply want to offer support to the many charities then the Total FM Help Guide is what you need.
Edificio Espacio, sixth floor, on Rambla Mendez Nuñez, near the port area of Alicante
Contact if you have lost or wish to renew your passport, if you have been a victim of crime or arrested for a crime. The consulate will also help with the paperwork if someone dies whilst on holiday.
Contact if you need help from any of the emergency services, police, fire or ambulance. They do have English speakers.
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Red Cross Ambulance: 965 252 525
Alicante – Tel: 965 148 847/848
Benidorm – Tel: 965 855 308
Denia – Tel: 966 420 555
Contact their central number if you need an ambulance or emergency medical treatment from their paramedics.
Tel: 902 222 292
Maica Aranda Vallés
Coordinadora Cruz Roja Jávea
965 791 961 / 677 986 137
Costa Blanca Samaritans offer confidential support via telephone. English speaking.
Tel: 902 883 535
Listeners Talk to us, we care.
We offer a ‘listening service’ to any troubled, English speaking person, anywhere in Spain… We are a group who want to support you! We simply ‘listen’! We are there for you.
Call: 965 996 678 or 685 708 923, day or night 24/7. Don’t be alone!
Alicante – Tel: 965 938 300/301
Denia – Tel: 966 429 000
Denia La Pedrera – Tel: 965 579 700
Villajoyosa – Tel: 966 859 800
Health Centres NHS
Alfaz de Pi – Tel: 965 889 894
Altea – Tel: 966 880 106
Benissa – Tel: 965 732 490
Benidorm – Tel: 965 865 511
Rincon de Loix – Tel: 965 866 056
Foietes – Tel: 966 830 061
La Cala – Tel: 965 866 858
Sufragio – Tel: 966 878 900
Calpe – Tel: 965 835 011
Callosa de Ensarria – Tel: 965 881 563
Denia – Tel: 965 786 912
Finestrat – Tel: 965 878 360
Javea – Tel: 965 792 500
Teulada/Moriara – Tel: 965 741 136
If you wish to donate your organs go to the following website for information:
Help and Support
English speaking meetings every day of the week in one or more of the towns across the Costa Blanca region.
Costa Blanca North – 648 169 045
Valencia – 686 685 860
Benidorm Al Anon – 634 758 539
Help with occupational therapy. Advice, training and support for relatives, home help and nursing.
Tel: Denia – Sally Burnett 966 423 673
Tel: Jávea – Laura Videl 966 462 576
Tel: George Smith MBE 966 497 751
Tel: Day care centre in Moraira/ Teulada 965 740 497
Welfare aid for ex service men and women in Spain, covers all the Costa areas. They organise the annual Poppy Day Appeal.
Tel: 676 451 780
R.A.F.A. North Costa Blanca
Tel: 966 430 215 or 965 870 251
Cancer Support Groups
Spanish national cancer association. Provides advice, and support in all areas of Spain
900 100 036 FREE free helpline
Alfaz de Pi – 966 860 735
Cancer Buddies Network
Internet site putting cancer sufferers in contact with each other.
Tel: Sharon 965 838 550
Centre that provides information, support and advice for cancer sufferers in Javea. They provide a counselling service. Phone their shop for an appointment.
Tel: 965 796 846
They have 2 branches in North Costa Blanca. They offer advice to cancer sufferers about treatment available and practical matters. Home visits or in hospital through a buddy scheme, they also help with hospital translations and transportation to hospital for treatment. Many volunteers have experienced cancer themselves. Equipment available.
Tel: Marina Alta North covering Benidorm – Valencia: Elaine 966 482 662 or 699 152 167
Tel: Marina Alta South covering Benidorm – Torrevieja: Sue 664 266 991
Expatriate Ostomates Spain provides help, advice and support to ostomates in any region of Spain. They aim to improve the service provided by the state for ostomates.
Tel: 966 460 063 Helpline
Help at Home
They provide medically trained carers for housebound, interpreting service hospital visits and transportation to hospital. Mobility equipment available.
Tel: 672 991 824
Hours: Monday to Friday 9:30am. ~ 6:00 pm. Sat & Sun 10:00am – 2:00pm
Help with short term medical support, providing a hospital visiting team and interpreting service at Denia Hospital and help with transporting patients to hospital appointments. They provide short term care of the housebound and arrange respite care. They loan specialist nursing equipment and mobility aids. Through fundraising they donate specialist equipment to the Denia hospitals and day care centres. Also has branches in Calpe, Moriara & Teulada, Benitachell, Campello & San Juan.
Tel: 966 427 044
Help International Benidorm
Registered charity run by volunteers that provides assistance in emergencies for medical and non medical problems. They have a hospital visiting service and offer help with hospital appointments and visits to the housebound. Has an interpreting service and loans medical aids. Relies on donations for funding.
Tel: President – 607 307 040
Tel: Equipment – 663 495 396
Tel: Interpreters – 607 385 842
Tel: Welfare/Visits – 607 386 964
Jalon Valley Help
Provides help in an emergency and assists housebound in the short term. Loans equipment.
Tel: 659 624 643
Charity providing help and practical support for single parent families of both sexes. They have a group in Denia/Javea and one in Calpe/Benidorm.
Tel: 622 795 542 pr 666 622 786
Tel: 965 874 387 or 686 100 492 Calpe-Benidorm
Javea Women’s Shelter
Tel: Candy 616 212 121 or Nicole 670 553 1100
Gandia Men’s Hospice
Cares for homeless and sick men who are without family and funds. As there is no state funding, they rely on donations and volunteers.
Centro de Acogida, San. Francisco de Asis
Pla. De Vernisa s/n
46724 PALMA DE GANDIA
Tel. 962 808 923 (Spanish only spoken)
(C.I.F. G – 96811971)
Paul Cunningham Nurses
Offer a combination of support, information and medical experience along with hands-on nurses and hospice care at home. They liaise with the Costa Blanca Palliative Care team, which consists of Doctors and Nurses. Offices are open from 9.30 am until 12.30pm Monday to Friday, Nurses and carers are provided free of charge, subject to an assessment,
Contact 966 790 363.
The Salvation Army
Offers help to the homeless including clothes and meals plus aids them with the practicalities of returning to the employment market. Also provides food aid to families at the lowest level of the Social Services.
Contact: 966 423 048 or 965 785 246
Animal Rescue and Welfare Charities
Whilst some of these charities get a small amount of financial help from their local authority they all rely on donations, and fundraising events to keep going. They are always looking for volunteers to either foster the animals whilst homes are being found or to walk the dogs so if you can help please contact your local group listed below.
If you know of an animal that is being abused or living in inhumane conditions contact SEPRONA in your local area. They are a branch of the Guardia Civil, they may require some proof of abuse for a denuncia.
Tel: National free phone 900 100 062 FREE.
Aldea Felina Denia Cat Protection League
Denia area only, cats only.
Tel: 648 100 629
Animal Aid Foundation
Dutch Shelter in Valencia area finds homes for dogs in Germany.
Tel: 666 225 123
Shelter for dogs and cats in Denia.
Tel: 606 213 682 or 689 594 387
Javea Dog pound has rescued or abandoned dogs and puppies ready for adoption.
Tel: 966 463 976
Tel: 689 589 522 or 689 589 523
For The Love of Cats and Dogs
Registered to help rehome and rescue dogs throughout the whole of Spain, and are based in Alfaz Del Pi.
Based in Benidorm, cats only.
Tel: 966 806 976 or 654 729 977
Provides care and protects abandoned animals in the Pego area.
Tel: 661 199 270 and 656 364 136
Registered animal charity based in the north Costa Blanca Gandia/Oliva area.
Tel: Helpline 7 days 10am – 5pm 650 304 746
They care for abandoned, abused and injured cats and dogs in the Pego area.
Tel: 655 803 005
Houses dogs and cats in the Gandia/La Safor area.
Tel: 962 896 118
Based in Benidorm takes in dogs and cats.
Tel: 965 856 268